Vermont Fall Foliage Photography Workshop
with professional photographer Loren Fisher
This workshop is sold out.
Join Loren for this exciting photo workshop of one of the most breathtaking fall foliage destinations on the east coast. Professional photographer Loren Fisher will take you on a classic Vermont experience designed to improve your photography skills while photographing the beauty of Autumn in New England.
Loren will give you personal attention and show you how to take your photography to a higher level, whether you are a beginner or experienced photographer. We will meet for classroom instruction in Loren’s home, but spend most of the time shooting in the field at unique locations.
You will have the opportunity to visit and photograph beautiful farms, a classic Vermont village and a private 600 acre homestead with ponds, flora and an amazing mountain-top view. We will photograph covered bridges, breathtaking scenery and enjoy true small-town hospitality.
Loren will share with you his thought process, how he plans a shot and how he edits. The schedule will be flexible so we will shoot in the best locations at the right times. Up to three hours each day will be spent in the classroom talking light, composition and looking at your photos.
Where: Woodstock, Vt.
When: Starting Thursday, Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. through Sunday, Oct. 12 at noon.
Who should attend: Any photographer wanting to experience the Autumn beauty of Vermont while improving their photographic skills through classroom and field instruction from a seasoned professional photographer. Feedback and critiques are instrumental in the learning process.
Maximum group size: 8
Equipment needed: A digital SLR camera (and your owner’s manual if you don’t know what all the buttons do) and a sturdy tripod. Optional equipment: remote release cable for your camera; polarizing filter; rain protection (you never know), hiking boots (we won’t be doing any serious hiking but we will be on short trails and in fields that may be uneven or wet.)
It is home to Marsh-Billings National Park, the only working farm National Park and has three covered bridges. It is a visual town, with visitors coming by the busload to snap pictures. The village and the surrounding countryside will provide us with many unique photo opportunities. Download their Visitor’s guide.
From Frommer’s: For more than a century, the resort community of Woodstock has been considered one of New England’s most exquisite villages, and its attractiveness has benefited from the largesse of some of the country’s most affluent citizens. Even the surrounding countryside is, by and large, unsullied — it’s pretty difficult to drive to Woodstock via any route that isn’t pastoral and scenic, and by the time you’re here you’re already feeling as if you’re back in some other, slower-paced era. Few New England villages can top Woodstock for sheer grace and elegance; its tidy downtown is compact and neat, populated by galleries and boutiques. The lovely village green is surrounded by handsome homes, creating what amounts to a comprehensive review of architectural styles of the 19th and early 20th centuries, and you could literally throw a stone (but don’t) from the town center and hit a fine covered bridge. Read more: http://www.frommers.com/destinations/woodstockvt/2183010001.html#ixzz20Wutif6Z
Lodging: Please make your reservations right away, fall foliage season is an extremely busy time in Woodstock and rooms fill fast. Woodstock is home to many B&Bs, motels and the large, but expensive, Woodstock Inn. If you prefer camping, Quechee Gorge State Park and Silver Lake State Park are nearby. I can help suggest places to stay. If you would like to share a room, please email me and I can try to coordinate that with other participants.
Meals: We’ll start the workshop on Thursday night with my famous mediocre spaghetti dinner (I am a much better photographer than cook) and dinner will be provided on Saturday night (but I won’t be cooking).
Getting to Woodstock, Vt.:
Driving to Woodstock is 2.5 hours from Boston, 4.5 hours from New York and 1.5 hours from Burlington. Woodstock has nearby access to I-89 (heading north to Burlington, VT south to New Hampshire and Boston) and I-91 (heading south to Hartford). For online driving directions, Click Here.
Flights arrive daily in Lebanon, New Hampshire (20 minutes from Woodstock). Click Here for more information. Domestic flights arrive daily in Manchester, New Hampshire, or Burlington, VT (both 90 minutes from Woodstock). International travelers may fly into Burlington, VT, Boston or Hartford, CT. There is a quality bus service from the Boston airport (and New York) to nearby Lebanon, NH, I can help you get to Woodstock from there.
Amtrak stops daily at White River Junction, 14 miles from Woodstock. Click Here for schedules to and from Washington, D.C. (via New York), Montreal, Canada and Boston.
Deposits and Cancellations:
A deposit must be paid in order to secure your space in our workshop. Full payment must be received 60 days prior to the workshop.
I must receive notice of your cancellation in writing, at which time we offer the following refunds:
60 days or more before workshop: Full workshop or deposit refund.
59 to 30 days before workshop: 50% of workshop cost.
29 or fewer days before workshop: no refund. If you must forfeit your workshop fee we will refund your full payment, minus the deposit, if I can fill your spot. I will also issue you a credit to be used on another workshop within the next year.
No partial refunds are made for unused portions or services of a workshop. Workshops are sold as a package only.
If a workshop is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of any money paid, but I’d have to be on my deathbed before I’d cancel.
Questions? Email Loren at Loren@LorenPhotos.com or call 802-332-6611.